In August 2017 we embarked on our first international cultural exchange. Our students collaborated with Swiss youth orchestra, il mosaico, in Wattwil, Switzerland for a series of concerts throughout Switzerland. In May 2018 il mosaico visited New York City, culminating in a run of concerts with CMC orchestras. Concert repertoire included Copland's Billy the Kid, Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World."